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Healthcare's Dark Side Starts with Leadership Failure
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

How is an influential doctor able to keep practicing at a hospital long after most rational observers would agree he should have been disciplined? The answer lies in the unwillingness of hospital leadership to jeopardize the existence of a significant cash cow.
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  September 2, 2011

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Parkland: Leadership Change Unrelated to Report of Deficiencies
The CEO of Parkland hospital did not offer his resignation following the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare report on immediate jeopardy deficiencies, and Parkland did not request it, says the chair of Parkland?s board of managers. [Read More]
Trouble at Parkland raises questions about new Grady CEO
Related to the Parkland issue is this story in the Atlanta paper about questions that have been raised about Grady CEO-in-waiting, John Haupert, under whose leadership as chief operating officer at Parkland the multiple ?immediate jeopardy? deficiencies were found. During the interview process, Haupert revealed what he knew about the inspection, but the results had not yet been released. Grady board members seem generally willing to overlook the results, convinced that Haupert does not bear responsibility for the violations. Grady faced the threat of a loss of its Medicare funding as well, in 2005. [Read More]
AHA Letter Details VBP Program 'Failures'
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is bypassing rules for how value-based purchasing should roll out and thus is ignoring key requirements set forth in the health reform law, the American Hospital Association said in a strongly-worded 14-page letter released late Tuesday. Because of these problems, the AHA says CMS must delay introduction of various parts of the VBP program by several months from their scheduled dates. [Read More]
Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date:September 22, 2011
About:More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
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Breakthroughs: The High-Performing Surgical Program
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This Week's Headlines
Healthcare fraud prosecutions on pace to rise 85%
USA Today, August 31, 2011
NYC hospital staff stayed with patients too ill to move during Irene, September 1, 2011
NC Rural Hospitals Lean Together to Zap Waste
HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011
Commercial ACOs May Find Footing Where CMS Slips
HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011
Nurses to Take Tax Push to Congressional Districts
HealthLeaders Media, September 1, 2011
Clinicians' Clothing Found to Carry Pathogens
HealthLeaders Media, September 1, 2011
Disease exposure via medical devices a growing concern, CDC says
Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2011
CT hospitals exploring merger
The Bulletin, September 1, 2011
Immediate Jeopardy Deficiencies Found at Second Dallas Hospital
HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011

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